Mr. Mark Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Sing Lun Holdings Limited, an apparel investment company that holds interests in apparel manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain management. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of the Group and has 17 years of experience in the apparel industry.
Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Market Research from Monash University in Australia. He began his career in the IT industry before joining Sing Lun, the family’s apparel business. He worked to take the company on a successful IPO on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2000 and thereafter went on to effectively more than quintupled the company’s turnover from US$45M in 1999 to US$235M during his tenure through a series of organic growth, M&As and buyouts.
Sing Lun today has evolved from being just an OEM apparel manufacturer into a full-service provider of apparels, incorporating design and developmental services to manufacturing and supply chain management of a full range of apparel products, with specialty in complex technical performance sportswear. Sing Lun’s next innovation focus is to incorporate apparels with electronics for its next push into the wearable tech market.
The Group now consists of more than 6000 workers in its total workforce, and have manufacturing and sourcing offices are located in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and China. Some of its customers include The North Face, Under Armour, Puma and Macy’s Departmental Store.
In recognition for his entrepreneur spirit, Mr. Lee was awarded “Most Outstanding Entrepreneur” during the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards 2010 in Singapore. He is also the winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Manufacturing) 2015.
He currently serves as President for Singapore Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff), and is the Chairman of Textile and Fashion Federation Training Centre (TaF.tc) academic and examination board. Mr Lee is also one of 30 members of the Committee for Future Economy (CFE) setup by the Singapore government in 2016 to develop economic strategies to position Singapore well for the future. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the innovation subcommittee within the SMEC setup by Singapore Business Federation.
Mr Lee is a Council Member at Singapore Human Resource Institute, an EXCO member of Entrepreneur’s Organization (Singapore Chapter) in 2013/14 and is a member of Young President’s Organization (Singapore Chapter).
Mr Lee is a Director of Sing Lun Investments Pte Ltd, which is his family’s private philanthropic and investments arm. In service back to Education, Mr Lee also serves at Treasurer as a Council Advisory Committee at Tampines Junior College in Singapore